Internet Skills Class for Non-Profits/Activists
- Are you looking to promote and grow your cause, non-profit or business? Do you know there's a lot more to the internet, but don't know how to get started? If so, we can help.
Off-the-Shelf Internet Tools for Non-Profits and Small Businesses
taught by Joe Linton and Damien Newton
Bresee Community Center, 184 Bimini Place, Los Angeles CA 90004
First Session: Wednesdays February 18th and 25th
Second Class: Tuedays March 17th and 24th
All classes 7pm to 9pm
$35 for early bird payment (up to one week before the class), and $40 late registration (space permitting.)
To sign-up for class, email linton.joe@...
For additional information, see: http://urbansoil.net/wiki.cgi/internet_skills_class
The course will cover easy-to-use internet tools that are free to use and can help your organization. The only thing you need is an internet connection; no computer programming, special programs nor special hardware required. Tools help you reach constituents, promote events, and get your message out. Improve your web presence without breaking your bank. Subjects covered include: bookmarking, social networking, blogging and blog readers, email lists, alerts, photo/video/document sharing and wikis. Each subject will be explained and demonstrated, then attendees will engage in hands-on activities.
Prerequisites for the class include proficiency with: email (any web-browser-accessible) web browser (firefox or explorer,) and basic internet searching (Google, Yahoo, etc.) Prior to the class, we will survey students to understand which subjects to emphasize. Course materials include handouts with listing of websites and basic instructions and recommendations.
Joe Linton is an artist and activist, living at Los Angeles Eco-Village. He wrote and illustrated Down by the Los Angeles River: Friends of the Los Angeles River's Official Guide, published by Wilderness Press in 2005. He blogs at www.lacreekfreak.wordpress.com
Damien Newton is the writer/editor of Los Angeles Streetsblog, la.streetsblog.org, and lives in Los Angeles' Fairfax District. He's an experienced activist, fighting to defend fish and crosswalks. He holds degrees in political science from Johns Hopkins and communications from American University.